At Professional Chiropractic Associates, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Scranton office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. We offer full-spine adjustments, cranial (the bones of the skull) adjustments, and extremity(shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, and TMJ) adjustments utilizing the following techniques:
- Diversified- a high velocity, low amplitude thrust designed to restore proper movement and alignment to the spine
- Thompson- utilizes a "drop" piece on the table to enhance the force and direction of the adjustment
- Activator- a low force, high speed adjustment utilizing a percussion instrument
- ArthroStim- a hand-held impulse instrument used to treat the spine using a series of gentle, low impact impulses
- Nimmo- application of pressure to trigger points (muscle "knots") to release and relax the muscle
- VibraCussor- a hand-held vibration instrument used to release muscle tension and improve circulation to the muscles
- Webster's- a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that restores biomechanical balance to the pregnant pelvis. This technique has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get in the best possible position for birth.
Pediatric & Pregnancy Care
Dr. Knight specializes in the treatment of pregnant women, infants, and children. She is currently completing the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Diplomate program. This program is a 300 hour, post-graduate curriculum which covers advanced techniques and protocols in the treatment of children and pregnant women. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and ear infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike and experiences traumas associated with these activities, small yet significant spinal misalignments may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body's ability to function at its best.
Dr. Knight will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal misalignments exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child's developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
We offer massage therpay services designed to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and detoxify the body. Jackie Deck is a certified massage therapist who performs Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and detoxification massage to complement the effects of the chiropractic adjustment.
We teach our patients special "core" exercises designed specifically for their needs. These exercises can be performed at home and can improve the effectiveness of the spinal adjustment. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help strengthen and stabilize the muscles in order to maintain balance and health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is unique and therefore requires a unique approach to help them reach true health and wellness.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are the most beneficial for you? Dr.Kaminsky can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of the chiropractic adjustments, we also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Personalized rehabilitation programs
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a leading, non-surgical alternative for disc-related syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression Therapy uses simple, yet sophisticated equipment which gentlely stretches the spine, relieving pressure from the discs, joints, and muscular tissue, while enhancing the body's natural healing process. If you suffer from low back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, this gentle, non-surgical therapy can provide much-needed relief.